Self-Development of People Grants Go for Disadvantaged, Hunger Projects

The Presbyterian Church Committee on the Self-Development of People has opened its funding program that provides assistance to efforts for families, the hungry, children, the poor and disadvantaged.

Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Community groups; Funding: Grants to $20,000 each.

Deadline: April 30.

Grants go to nonprofit organizations addressing hunger and its causes. Categories include: development assistance; public policy advocacy; lifestyle integrity; education and interpretation; and direct relief. The direct relief grants support programs providing food to poor people in either acute or chronic conditions of hunger.

Eligibility is broad and you don’t have to be a Presbyterian congregation to apply. But, efforts must be led by people from the community who will directly benefit from the changes. Novice applicants do not get a priority, but site visits are normally required.

Other Grants

SDOP also offers grants to groups working to improve the economic conditions of underserved members of the community. The supported projects must make long-term changes in their lives or in the broader community. That has rolling deadlines and can be found here:.

Contact: Cynthia White, director, 502/569-5780;

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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